Glenfield Wildlife Meadow
Selected Wild Place / Other Wild Places / Public Rights of Way / VC55 boundary
There is a small pull-in by the access gate on the A50. Easier parking is had alongside the Millennium Green site on the opposite side of the A50. A pedestrian crossing allows safe access across the A50.
Total species seen at this site: 122
This large field is managed mainly as a wildflower meadow, with an annual mow and the removal of the cuttings as is good practice. A number of tree/scrub areas have been planted, including a few non-native species, to diversify the habitat and provide additional interest. A scrape in the north-east corner provides a damper habitat, though it doesn't hold water all year round. Just outside the entrance gate and alongside the A50 is an urban drainage pond that also provides interesting wetland habitat.
The grassland contains a number of interesting wildflower species and the site overall is excellent for invertebrates. Roe Deer have been seen at this site in 2019.
This page is being kindly supported by Tesco, Glenfield.
|Common Name||Latin Name||Date Recorded||Recorded By|
|Roe Deer||Capreolus capreolus||03/09/2019||Roy Denney|
|Roesel's Bush-cricket||Metrioptera roeselii||16/06/2019||Clive Pearson|
|Roesel's Bush-cricket||Metrioptera roeselii||31/05/2019||David Nicholls|
|Common Toad||Bufo bufo||31/05/2019||David Nicholls|
|Burnet Companion||Euclidia glyphica||31/05/2019||David Nicholls|
|Common Spotted-orchid||Dactylorhiza fuchsii||31/05/2019||David Nicholls|
|Empis tessellata||31/05/2019||David Nicholls|
|Common Blue butterfly||Polyommatus icarus||31/05/2019||David Nicholls|
|Swan-feather Dwarf||Elachista argentella||31/05/2019||David Nicholls|
|Small Yellow Underwing||Panemeria tenebrata||31/05/2019||David Nicholls|
|Psylla alni||31/05/2019||David Nicholls|
|Kestrel||Falco tinnunculus||19/03/2019||David Nicholls|
|Bishop's Mitre Shieldbug||Aelia acuminata||13/09/2018||sue|
|Green Leaf-hopper||Cicadella viridis||13/09/2018||sue|
|Common Froghopper||Philaenus spumarius||13/09/2018||sue|